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Academic Interests

 Political Economics, Environmental Economics, Theory


 Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

        - Max McGraw Chair in Management and Environment (2010-13)

        - Associate Professor (2008-13)

        - Assistant Professor (2004-08)

 IIES, Stockholm University: Ph.D 2003


Experimentation in Federal Systems, with Steve Callander

Quarterly Journal of Economics, accepted

The Dynamics of Climate Agreements,

Journal of the European Economic Association, accepted

 Participation and Duration of Environmental Agreements, with Marco Battaglini

Journal of Political Economy, accepted

Climate Contracts: A Game of Emissions, Investments, Negotiations, and Renegotiations

Review of Economic Studies 79(4), 2012: 1527-57

Buy Coal! A Case for Supply-Side Environmental Policy

Journal of Political Economy 120(1), 2012: 77-115

Bribes, Lobbying, and Development, with Jakob Svensson

American Political Science Review 105(1), 2011: 46-63

Trading for the Future: Signaling in Permit Markets, with Gunnar Eskeland

Journal of Public Economics 94(9-10), 2010: 749-760

Strategic Delegation and Voting Rules

Journal of Public Economics 94(1-2), 2010: 102-113

Do Side Payments Help? Collective Decisions and Strategic Delegation

Journal of the European Economic Association P&P 6(2-3), 2008: 468-477

Harmonization and Side Payments in Political Cooperation

American Economic Review 97(3), 2007: 871-889

Organizational Form and the Market for Talent

Journal of Labor Economics 25(3), 2007: 581-611

Flexible Integration? Mandatory and Minimum Participation Rules

Scandinavian Journal of Economics 108(4), 2006: 683–-702

Majority Rules and Incentives

Quarterly Journal of Economics 120(4), 2005: 535-568

Book Chapters

 International Treaties as Incomplete Contracts, forthcoming in The Impact of Incomplete Contracts on Economics, by Aghion, Dewatripont, Legros and Zingales (Ed.)

 Games and Resources, with Matti Liski, also in

Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resource, and Environmental Economics 2013, vol. 2: 299-308

How to Negotiate and Update Climate Agreements, shorter version in  Post-Kyoto International Climate Policy, Cambridge University Press, 2009 (Ed: Aldy and Stavins)

Working Papers and R&R's

 Conservation Contracts and Political Regimes, August '15, with Torben Mideksa

 Private Politics and Public Regulation, August '15, with Georgy Egorov

 The Market for Conservation and Other Hostages

 Investment Policy for Time-inconsistent Discounters, September '15

 Compliance Technology and Self-enforcing Agreements, with Francesco Lancia and Alessia Russo (in progress)


 Dynamic Games in Environmental Economics, PhD Minicourse 


Erik Kempe Award 2013

Fridtjof Nansen Award for Young Researchers 2013

Named "one of the 10 foremost Norwegian scholars below 40" (Morgenbladet)

ERC Starting Grant, 2012-16

Sandmo junior visiting fellowship 2008, from NHH (first recipient)

Arnbergska Prize 2006, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Nationalgaven til Chr. Michelsen, 2000

More Information

 The GInE Project



Tags: Economics, Applied Theory, Political Economics, Economic Policy, Public Economics, Resources Energy and Environment, Income Employment and Welfare
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